If the noun for "synchronized" is "synchronicity", what's the noun for "synchronous"? Is there even such a noun?

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    synchrony is the word you want. – user31341 Nov 11 '13 at 19:43
  • Yes! Thank you. I can upvote your comment, but it would be better if you posted it as an aswer which I could accept :) – Shawn Nov 11 '13 at 19:46
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    Are you looking for synchroneity? – tchrist Nov 12 '13 at 1:01
  • It's fun to see how we struggle to turn some words into different parts of speech in English. So far, suggestions include: synchrony, synchroneity, synchronism, synchronousness, and synchronicity. I would love to see someone draft up an answer explaining the etymology of these approaches :). – theforestecologist May 31 '18 at 17:41

According to Merriam Webster, the noun would be Synchronousness. In that link, go down past definition 5 and you'll see syn·chro·nous·ness noun

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    Not a wrong answer, but I like synchrony better. FWIW, OneLook finds synchronousness in just five dictionaries, but synchrony in more than 20. – J.R. Nov 11 '13 at 20:06
  • Synchronousness means existing simultaneously. Synchrony means doing actions simultaneously. The user is asking for the noun that says that something exists simultaneously and therefore, synchronousness is the answer in this case. – Jonathan Spirit Nov 11 '13 at 20:37
  • According to NOAD, synchronous means "existing or occurring at the same time," so, by that definition, and your differentiation, I'm not sure what the O.P. is asking for. Moreover, Collins defines synchrony as "the state of being synchronous," which seems like it would fit the O.P.'s request. In any case, you bring up an interesting way to dissect the issue; you may want to incorporate some of that into your answer. – J.R. Nov 11 '13 at 20:53
  • simultaneous action, development, or occurrence. That's Google's definition of Synchrony. a state in which things happen, move, or exist at the same time As defined by Merriam-Webster. Synchronous(ness): a state in which things happen, move, or exist at the same time As defined by Merriam-Webster Hmm. I concede. – Jonathan Spirit Nov 11 '13 at 20:59
  • I concede because you were right. Synchrony is the best answer because it's shorter, easier to say, and has the exact same definition as Synchronousness. – Jonathan Spirit Nov 11 '13 at 21:07

The noun synchronism describes events or states that are synchronous.

Some dictionaries list synchronism and synchrony as synonyms, while some do not.

My Merriam-Webster Unabridged does not list synchronousness as a word.

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